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Harry and Meghan sent a bold message to King Charles and Prince William during their trip to Nigeria, says commentator

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s trip to Nigeria says it all. A commenter claims the Duke and Duchess of Sussex sent a message during their three-day visit to the West African country. But not necessarily the one that Harry’s father and brother, King Charles III and Prince William, will welcome. On the contrary, the one they probably “don’t like” at all.

Harry and Meghan’s trip to Nigeria probably worries Charles and William

Hot on the heels of Harry’s stay in London, England, for the anniversary of the Invictus Games, he and Meghan traveled to Nigeria.

Tom Quinn told the Mirror that whatever Harry and Meghan did, whether it was giving a speech or visiting a charity, it felt like an official royal visit.

“When you look at what Harry and Meghan did during their visit to Nigeria,” he said, “it’s easy to understand why members of the royal family are concerned. All we can expected from an official royal visit were the receptions, visits to schools and charities, to wounded soldiers and the disabled.

The King and Prince of Wales were probably “scratching their heads” and thinking about how to “control this nightmare situation”.

“Meghan and Harry’s speeches and their entire attitude have been designed to make it seem like they are still fully paid royals. And William and his father, King Charles, don’t like that at all .

The Sussexes sent a message “We do not need your permission to work with members of the royal family.”

So what message did the Duke and Duchess of Sussex send with their trip to Nigeria? “For Charles and William, it’s like Meghan and Harry are saying, ‘We don’t need your permission to work in the royal family.’ We will do it on our own terms, when and where we want,” Quinn told the publication.

Harry and Meghan left royal life in 2020. Although their trip to Nigeria may have seemed like an official royal visit, it was not.

They were invited by the Nigerian Minister of Defense, Alhaji Mohammed Abubakar Badaru. Harry and Meghan met Badaru at the 2023 Invictus Games in Düsseldorf, Germany, which saw the country represented in the competition for the first time.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, whose trip to Nigeria sent a message to Prince William and King Charles, Nigeria
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry | Kola Sulaimon/AFP via Getty Images

William, Charles and the British government probably want to make it ‘clear’ that Harry and Meghan were not representing them in Nigeria

Harry and Meghan’s message aside, William and his father, as well as the British government, probably want to get something across.

“This,” royal expert Jennie Bond told OK!, “seems to be a rather strange halfway house. I think the king and prince, as well as the government, will want to make it clear that Harry will not represents neither the royal family nor Great Britain on this trip.

“The King and Prince William firmly believe that you are or are not part of the working royal family.”

Indeed, it seems that the message has been received. Several reports have surfaced that Harry and Meghan’s trip to Nigeria was unofficial. British High Commissioner Richard Montgomery reiterated that this was not a royal tour. “They are visiting in a private, unofficial capacity,” he said.